Former Edison police chief arrested

Former Edison police chief arrested

DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - A former Edison police chief was handcuffed Tuesday night after getting into a fight at his daughter's boyfriend's house.

Jason Wilkins is facing simple battery charges.

Dougherty County Police said he went to pick his daughter up from her boyfriend's house when the report said he became irate and slapped the boyfriend's father's hand.

But Wilkins said that's not the whole story. He said his 17-year-old daughter ran off Tuesday night. He said he went to the house to get her.

Wilkins said he called the police when the man in the house wasn't being cooperative.

Wilkins said the man became aggressive with him after he told him to get off the property, which he did while he waited for police. Wilkins said the man put his finger in his face and Wilkins simply pushed it away.

Wilkins served as police chief in Edison from December of 2008 through June of 2011.

He was arrested for a domestic violence incident that happened in Webster County, but Wilkins said those charges have since been dropped.

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